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    Itasan is offline Member
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    Default brackets/parentheses

    I'm confused about these:
    1. [ ]
    (1) BrE & AmE = brackets?
    (2) BrE = angle brackets?
    2. ( )
    BrE = angle brackets; AmE = parentheses?
    I hope they are not garbled. (I'm using
    the Japanese system.)
    Thank you.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: brackets/parentheses

    () brackets
    [] square brackets
    {} curly brackets
    (British English)

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    Default Re: brackets/parentheses

    Thank you, tdol.

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